It is sometimes suggested that people work very hard (and maybe spend lots of money in the process) trying to impress people that they don’t even like. If you think about it, this is true. In fact, they often work much harder to impress people that they don’t like compared to those that they do like.
Why is this? It starts with the idea of a pecking order. Often the pecking order includes people that you don’t like, so there you are. But how often is pecking order important? Sometimes it is, especially in times past (and perhaps in times future). It might determine if you get food or not, for example. But in the present day, it is perhaps not. Is it important to buy a boat to impress that a-hole neighbor two houses down? If you are buying a boat, make sure it is for you and your buddies.
Lots of wasted effort can go toward impressing people that you don’t like. Make sure it doesn’t happen to you.